Reichert Digital Brake-Chek Celsius Refractometer 13940017
Check boiling point and water content of brake fluids for optimal braking power.
Over time, brake fluids will take on water, break down, and compromise the safety of the brake system.
The Reichert Digital Brake-Chek® tests brake fluid in seconds–right at the calipers for the most precise measurement of brake fluid integrity.
This fast, simple test increases your service business. Just one fluid flush per day provides additional revenue for your shop.
Leave the science to Reichert.
With the simple push of a button, the Reichert Digital Brake-Chek®, the world's smallest handheld tester, will quickly and accurately provide you and your customer with critical brake fluid boiling point data.
When water content in brake fluid increases...
1. The boiling point decreases
Fluid with a reduced boiling point can create a vapor by boiling in the wheel cylinder. Normally this could happen under adverse conditions such as braking down a long steep grade or with stuck brake pads. Under these conditions rotor temperatures can climb high enough to boil brake fluid with high water content. Stepping on the brake pedal will now only compress the vapor instead of applying force to the pad. The result is sudden brake failure. DOT3 Fluid with no moisture content boils at greater than 401F (205C) as specified by DOT Standard 116. The fluid in a 3 to 4 year old car with 3 to 4% moisture content could boil at less than 300F (149C).
The dry boiling points for the brake fluid classes are:
|Fluid Type||Dry Boil Point|
2. The viscosity increases
Brake Fluid must flow freely to be effective. In extremely cold weather brake fluid with high water content is very viscous, causing slow pedal response and requiring more effort.
3. Corrosion problems can occur
Water in brake fluid can contribute to the corrosion of parts such as the steel pistons and ABS modulators.
- Quick, automatic digital measurements
- Economical to operate, 10,000+ measurements on two AAA batteries
- World's smallest handheld brake fluid tester
- Test brake fluid without boiling
- Only small sample of brake fluid needed for results
- No messy cleanup
Choose between two instruments
- Measure in degrees Fahrenheit both DOT3 and DOT4
- Measure in degrees Celsius both DOT3 and DOT4
Catalog Number 13940017 Scales DOT3
DOT3 HT (High Temperature)
Scale Ranges DOT3 - 121C - 260C
DOT 3 HT - 121C - 299C
DOT4 - 125C - 275C
DOT4 Plus - 150C - 275C
Calibration Distilled Water Automatic Temperature Compensation (ATC) 68F/20C Prism Glass Illumination 589nm LED Ratings and Compliance IP65 Dustproof/Water Resistant, CE, RoHS, and WEEE Compliant Dimensions 54 x 27 x 100 mm / 2.1 x 1.1 x 3.9 inches Weight 100 grams / 3.5 ounces Power 2 AAA Batteries, included Battery Life 10,000 readings, Auto-Off Sleep Mode Warranty One year against manufacturing defects. Evidence of tampering voids warranty.
All returns must be authorized by Spectra Services in order to insure proper credit and must be requested within 30 days of purchase. All returns are subject to a minimum 15% restocking charge. For returns not due to error on behalf of Spectra Services, the customer is responsible for all transportation fees related to the returned product. To ensure proper credit, each product return must include the following information:
- Customer name and address
- Purchase order number
- Spectra Services shipping order number
- Date of invoice
- Item number of returned item(s)
- Spectra Services return authorization number (RMA)
- Reason for return
Unfortunately, Spectra Services is unable to accept the following returns at this time:
- Products not in completely resalable condition (including products with damaged, missing, or defaced labeling or packaging
- Chemicals, reagents, diagnostics, sterile, or any controlled products (unless products do not meet specification
- Labroatory apparatus or instruments that have been used or are without the original packaging, labeling and operating manuals
- Refrigerated products or other perishables
- Products which are not inventoried by Spectra Services and are not able to be returned to the manufacturer
- Products purchased on a special order
- Products not purchased from Spectra Services
- Products with an expired shelf life or an expiration date too short for resale
- Discontinued products
Spectra Services reserves the right to review this policy on a case-by-case basis.
Upon receipt of the pre-owned product(s), the customer has one week to evaluate the product to ensure it meets their expectations. If for some reason the customer decides to return the product, they may do so at any point during those seven (7) days for a full refund. No restocking fee will be assessed, however, the customer is responsible for the return shipping costs. Full credit will be issued upon receipt and inspection of the item(s) to ensure equipment was returned in the same condition it was initially shipped out in.
All exchanges and returns require the completion of a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) form. Once completed, please return the merchandise immediately as the RMA number is only active for ten (10) days from the date of issuance.
Charges associated with returning items are the responsibility of the customer unless the item(s) arrived defective, damaged, or incorrect.
Spectra Services highly recommends that return packages be insured for full value and packaged securely to prevent shipping damage.
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